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I’d like to comment on the philosophy of effort, the statistics of diminishing returns, and the intractable conundrum of the intellectual equivalent of quantum superposition. I should explain. I recently came across a page in “The Signal and the Noise” … Continue reading
To know everything about one statistical test, or little more than nothing about every statistical test….
I’d like to contrast the different ways that statistics instructors approach data analysis with those applied by researchers using statistical methods to ask specific questions of their data. I previously took undergraduate statistics, and then two semesters of graduate-level coursework. … Continue reading
To call in the statistician after the experiment is done may be no more than asking him to perform a post-mortem examination: he may be able to say what the experiment died of. — Ronald Fisher All models are wrong. … Continue reading
Why I feel like an idiot after struggling with R and then realizing that it’s actually quite logically simple: Except: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (Chapter: Mostly Harmless) Now logic is a wonderful thing but it … Continue reading
Excerpt: Last Chance To See by Douglas Adams (Chapter 2: Here Be Chickens) In the afternoon, accompanied by Kiri and a guard, we went off to explore. We found no dragons, but as we thrashed recklessly through the undergrowth, we … Continue reading